About Julie

Julie's creative practice is varied. In her twenties her art knitting was eclipsed by animation as it offered a way to bring to life her research into unsung aspects about women in pre-history. The result,“Double X” won awards in Fiction and Documentary categories of international festivals. This led Julie into script writing for live action, long form drama and documentary projects.

 

An unexpected life event redirected her trajectory into digital technology. Julie taught in TAFE and undertook a Masters degree in Fine Arts. Now Julie draws on all these creative engagements, influences and skills, especially digital media as well as her first love; textiles and paint.   

 

Julie draws inspiration from the natural world, the body's wisdoms and the feminine force in culture and art.

E x h i b i t i o n s

Solo Shows: 

2015   Headland/Heartland, Historic Site Specific House, Sydney

2012   Open Textures, COFA Space, Sydney

1996   Dancing the Dualities, Historic Site Specific House, Sydney

1995   The Girls, Surry Hills Brothel, Sydney 

1995   Paraphernalia, Black Wattle Studios, Sydney

 

Group shows: 

2020  Between Worlds, The Shop Gallery, Glebe Sydney

2019  Shoalhaven International Women's Day Exhibition, Awarded First Prize. 

2017  Now, Shoalhaven City Art Gallery

2016  Femflix,  SCA Galleries, The University of Sydney 

1983  Comicstripping, George Patton Gallery, University of Melbourne

1982  Cast Off - Stephen Mori Gallery, Sydney

1979  Craft Council Gallery

F e s t i v a l s

2019  Bird, curating and participation, See Change Festival, Jervis Bay 

2018  Art Zone, River Festival, Nowra

2017  Planet Nowra, Nowra, A Bundanon Production in collaboration with Sean David Bacon

2016  Art Zone, River Festival, Nowra

2017  Art Zone, River Festival, Nowra

S c r e e n i n g s

1987   Double X 

Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival,  Intercom Festival, Chicago, Montreal Film Festival 

1993   Because It Feels Good

Sydney and Melbourne International Film Festivals

F i l m  A w a r d s

1987  DOUBLE X, 13 min 35 mm animation. Produced by Film Australia  

Awards: Silver Hugo, Documentary Category of the Intercom Industrial Festival, Chicago,

1988  Greater Union Award, Fiction category of the Sydney Film Festival.

1989  HORRIBLE MAN, Short film. AFTRS  

Julie's roles: Production Design & Costume Design. 

Award: Best Film, Berlin Student Film Festival.

C o l l e c t i o n s

Double X, Animation, National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra ACT

Private collections - Blue Mountains, Shoalhaven, Kangaroo Valley, Turramurra, Concord, Waverley  

P r e s e n t a t i o n s

2011  Arts and Health Symposium Otago Polytechnic Dunedin

2009  Creative Margins, Curtin University 

2009  Arts Health Conference Newcastle 

1993  Multi Media Conference at Australian Film & TV School

1989  The Illusion Of Life Conference, Sydney

F i l m  G r a n t s 

and C o m m i s s i o n s

 

OPAL, drama feature.

1991,1992, 2004 Script development for three drafts, Australian Film Commission

Julie's roles: Writer, Director, Researcher. 
 

KISSING THE BEAST, 60 mn documentary.

1992 Script development investment, NSW Film & TV Office.

Julie's roles: Concept, Research, Writer, Director  

THE TWELVE KEYS OF BASIL VALENTINE, 40 min hybrid experimental drama with animation

1992  Grant from the Australian Film Commission to perform pre production tests

Julie's roles: Concept, Writer, Director, Designer. 

BECAUSE IT FEELS GOOD, 3 min animation.

1993  Commissioned for the ABC TV Children’s series Lift Off. 

Julie's roles: Designer, Director, Animator 

SIGH OF THE SERPENT- Feature drama.

1989 Script investment from the Australian Film Commission

Julie's role: Writer

SIGNS OUT OF TIME, Feature documentary, Canadian/American co-production 

2003  Julie's roles: Commissioned animator & Illustrator.

DOUBLE X, 13 min 35 mm animation. Produced by Film Australia 

1986 Julie's roles : Concept, Researcher, Writer, Designer, Director, Animator

Q u a l i f i c a t i o n s

University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts, Masters of Fine Arts with High Distinction 2012

Australian Film & Television School, Production Design Certificate,1988

© 2017 by Julie Cunningham.

Shoalhaven & Sydney NSW Australia  0411109813 

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